Pathway Summary

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Pathway ID
3127
Pathway Title
Early Childhood Education to Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development
Pathway Last Updated
2014-10-15

Sending Institution Information

Sending Institution
Fleming College
Discipline/Division
Education, Community and Social Services
Program Area
Community/Child/Youth Education/Interventions/Services
Program Title
Early Childhood Education

Receiving Institution Information

Receiving Institution
Conestoga College
Discipline/Division
Arts, Fine Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Program Area
Education/Disabilities Studies
Program Title
Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development

Contact Procedures

Program Website: ELPD Program Website


Program Coordinator: Cathy O’Toole cotoole@conestogac.on.ca

Pathway Details

Terms for renewal or cancellation

All Conestoga pathways will have a default review date of three years from the date of implementation. Pathways may have a shorter review date if substantive curriculum changes are made to either the sending or receiving program. Students enrolled in the receiving institution at the time of any change or notice of termination will be given the opportunity to complete their studies based on the terms of the transfer pathway in effect at the time of their enrollment.

Eligibility for Pathway

Graduates of the 2 year Early Childhood Education diploma with a minimum 3.0 GPA may apply for advanced standing to the third year of the Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development (ELPD). Applicants must also successfully complete three bridging courses, two of which must be completed prior to receiving an offer of admission to the ELPD program at Conestoga. It is preferred that the third bridge course, a breadth elective be taken prior to admission as part of the bridge. However, this course may also be taken after admission, in addition to the required courses in year 3 or 4 of the ELPD program.

Credit transfer

Transfer credit will be granted for the first two years of the ELPD program with the exception of the following courses:

  • Principles of Ethical Reasoning*
  • Professional Engagement IV*
  • One Breadth Elective course**

*These courses must be successfully completed as part of the bridge requirements prior to acceptance to the ELPD program.

** It is preferred that the breadth elective course be taken as part of the bridge prior to acceptance. However this course may also be taken after admission, in addition to the required courses in year 3 or 4 of the program.

Credits that must be achieved at the receiving institution

In order to graduate from the Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development program, advanced standing students must successfully complete:

  • Years 3 and 4
  • One Breadth Elective Course (may be taken prior to admission or concurrently in either year 3 or 4)
  • One Co-operative work term

Anticipated normal schedule of student progression

Number of academic semesters: 4 academic terms plus 1 co-operative work term

Number of years: 2 calendar years

Credential(s) to be granted on successful completion of all required components

Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development

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Don’t forget: You should always review institution transfer information before you finalize your options. Contact a transfer advisor if you have further questions.